The Friday 5: The I Have A Dream Edition

The best of EcoSalon’s stories this week.

For Mohamed Nasheed, elected President of the Maldives island chain, climate change is personal. We’ve already written about his search for a solution to the threat of rising sea levels, but now, in the wake of his ousting in February (apparently at gunpoint), his struggle has taken a darker turn. This week the U.S.documentary The Island President goes on general release – and we’re sure it’s riveting.

Abortion is a fundamental woman’s right: that’s the hard-hitting message these three mothers are keen to deliver.

“Today, as we rage against the 1 percent, it’s perhaps wise to ask ourselves, how did we get here?” Scott Adelson takes a look at the work of F. Scott Fitzgerald and finds timeless reflections on the nature of the American Dream and too many lessons we’ve failed to learn.

What happens when an uncontrollable foodie keeps a secret journal? Answer: anise in every corner, kale chips to the ceiling and an urge to write about greens (the leafy kind). Follow the madness here.

Finally, when you’re done with ranting and plotting world domination, you may notice it’s brighter outdoors. It’s called spring, and as these 30 famous quotes suggest, it’s a very good thing.

Mike Sowden

Mike Sowden is a freelance writer based in the north of England, obsessed with travel, storytelling and terrifyingly strong coffee. He has written for online & offline publications including Mashable, Matador Network and the San Francisco Chronicle, and his work has been linked to by Lonely Planet, World Hum and Lifehacker. If all the world is a stage, he keeps tripping over scenery & getting tangled in the curtain - but he's just fine with that.